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Sherrill's!!! I've been by there multiple times, and I even ate there once (don't remember if I got gas). It's gone now.


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https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/2 ... can-rolls/

Stuckeys. Remember?
The emporium traces its roots to a Georgia pecan dealer who started a stand to sell nut candies made by his wife. As the country emerged from the Depression, W.S. “Sylvester” Stuckey Sr. began to build stores and soon was outfitting them with gas pumps, lunch counters and gift shops. His newly founded chain, with a signature blue roof, grew along with the country’s new interstate highway system, reaching 368 locations in more than 30 states, with a concentration across the South and Southwest.

For baby boomers, it became a road trip staple, an oasis of souvenirs and sweets, plus clean restrooms. But it was sold a couple of times to conglomerates and began a downward spiral after the oil embargo of the 1970s temporarily put the road trip out of fashion, and fast-food challengers sprouted along the highways.

Now it’s trying to launch a comeback.
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the most important thing to have at a drive-in in New England
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One of Pittsburgh's claim to fame. :sick:

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Today's Cracker Jacks bear little resemblance to what I had as a kid (as this video explains). My grandkids are totally unimpressed.


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Willie Mickey and the Duke:



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My, that 50s video nailed it. Not everything applied to my town, for example, we didn’t have ice cream trucks. But watching Ed Sullivan on Sunday nights was certainly a thing. By the way, I turned 7 in the last month of the 50s, so I was too young for poodle skirts and dating. But at our local drug store you could get milkshakes and cherry colas which was pretty cool.


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ok … maybe a bit off the wall… but Sea Monkeys were a thing.


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MN-Skeptic wrote: Sun Mar 13, 2022 5:15 pm My, that 50s video nailed it. Not everything applied to my town, for example, we didn’t have ice cream trucks. But watching Ed Sullivan on Sunday nights was certainly a thing. By the way, I turned 7 in the last month of the 50s, so I was too young for poodle skirts and dating. But at our local drug store you could get milkshakes and cherry colas which was pretty cool.
Still can at the drug store in my hometown, fountain drinks, shakes and malts, and some really good hamburgers.
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The local competition, in western Massachusetts
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Today, Donut Dip donuts are waaaay better than Dunkin donuts..

IIRC at one time there were two Donut Dip shops, but today only the original 1957 location in West Springfield is open.
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MN-Skeptic wrote: Sun Mar 13, 2022 5:15 pm My, that 50s video nailed it. Not everything applied to my town, for example, we didn’t have ice cream trucks. But watching Ed Sullivan on Sunday nights was certainly a thing. By the way, I turned 7 in the last month of the 50s, so I was too young for poodle skirts and dating. But at our local drug store you could get milkshakes and cherry colas which was pretty cool.
I had a poodle skirt! I also took Firstborn Son to a local drugstore in the 80's for milkshakes, hamburgers, cherry colas. You name it!


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LOL :lol:

Marty McFLy had to stop for a burger.


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